Ovation TV to begin 2-week long Broadway Festival with Hal Prince documentary

Starting June 6th, Ovation TV begins a two week, on air, Broadway Festival, where viewers can catch: “Mr. Prince,” the new documentary about the legendary Hal Prince in addition to performances of “Cabaret”, “Victor/Victoria”, “New York, New York” to name a few. They will also air other great programs in the Broadway series, including ‘Making of Phantom of the Opera’ and the documentary, ‘Annie” Life After Tomorrow’, which features Sarah Jessica Parker.  Here’s a trailer for this exciting documentary:

For a complete list of all the stage shows that Hal Prince has been involved in, starting with the 1950 “Ticket Please!”, where Mr. Prince served as assistant stage manager, click on “Read More”.

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Sunday Night Sondheim: Audra McDonald medley

One of my all-time favorite Broadway singers, Audra McDonald, performs a medley of the Stephen Sondheim songs: “What Can You Lose?” (from the movie Dick Tracy) and “Not A Day Goes By” (from Merrily We Roll Along)

Performed in honor of Stephen Sondheim’s 75th Birthday on July 8, 2005 at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, the concert – entitled Children Will Listen – benefited the ASCAP Foundation.

 

Sunday Night Sondheim – "Good Thing Going" and "Company"

Regarding this wonderful video:

  • Songs: “Good Thing Going” from “Merrily We Roll Along” by Stephen Sondheim, incredible vocal arrangement and performance by The Tonics. There is also a short bit of “Company” from the musical “Company”.
  • The Tonics” performed together for six years in the late 1980s/early 1990s.
  • A young (22yo?) Jason Robert Brown wrote the orchestrations, conducted the orchestra and can be seen accompanying them on piano. JRB was the musical director for The Tonics for several years.
  • Singers (from left to right) are Cortes Alexander, Brian Lane Green, Lindy Robbins and Gene Reed.

Sunday Sondheim – Betty Buckley and Harlem Boys Choir

This is an absolutely beautiful arrangement of Sondheim’s “Our Time” and “Children Will Listen” from Merrily We Roll Along and Into The Woods respectively.  Enjoy

Sunday Night Sondheim: ‘Old Friends’

“Old Friends” from “Merrily We Roll Along” – sung by George Hearn and Carol Burnett, with John Barrowman, Ruthie Henshall and Bronson Pinchot.

Here is the finale from the Sondheim revue “Putting It Together”.  (One comment however – what’s up with that god-awful set?  Looks like George’s ‘Chromolume #13″!!)